The Plattsburgh Public Library offers a variety of different media for entertainment, research, and education. There is an extensive collection in fiction and non-fiction books ranging in reading level from children's to adult. There is also a large collection of reference material which stays within the library to be readily available for everyone. For those who prefer to listen to books the library has an audio-book collection. The library's audio-books are available in MP3, CD, and even cassette tapes. With these library users can listen at home, on a long flight, or even on long road trips. For the tech savvy library user the library has a large collection of e-books available to use on their own e-readers. Along with books the library also has an extensive magazine and newspaper collection for use in the library and some even available to bring home.
Books aren't the only thing that the library has to offer. The library has an extensive movie collection on DVD, VHS, AND Blu-Ray. The fiction movies range from some of today's hits to the classics of the silver screen. The non-fiction section has everything from true-story movies to some award-winning documentaries great for entertainment and even educational purposes. Along with the constantly growing movie collection the library also has a collection of several seasons of today's and past television hit series. The library also offers a great music selection in it's CD collection. The CD collection has many genres of music and several artists including some of the local favorite bands/artists.
The library also offers inter-library loan services for those hard to get titles. Along with the inter-library loan there can always be a request to put something in the library's collection by asking one of the staff members.